5th birthday recap...

 because her birthday falls precariously during a terribly busy time of year for me at work, we made quite the extension of elle's 5th birthday (like we don't do that every year anyway). since we're going on a big trip next month for "elle's birthday" (also, my birthday, mike's birthday, christmas... you know how we roll), we told elle she could pick 1 special birthday present, otherwise, the trip was her gift. 
my big almost-5-year-old little baby decided she wanted her ears pierced, so like 3 weeks ago, we went to in-n-out, and then to the mall to get the job done...
...when we got there, another little girl her age was in the chair. elle tends to be... dramatic (don't know where she gets that from), so i thought it may be wise for her to be forewarned what this was going to be like. bless her, she was great until that little girl SCREAMED. elle's face turned white. "are you sure you want to do this?" "yes... i... i want to do it." 
and she did. 
i have it on video- it's terribly heartbreaking, that moment of impact, but she laughs everytime she watches herself jump, then burst into tears. 
two workers pierced her ears simultaneously so it went faster, and she was so obedient to their "hold still" request that when it was done she just sat there, frozen, shaking, and crying until they told her she was fine to move, at which point she collapsed into a heap of tears on their stuffed bear they let her hold.
thankfully, 60 seconds after it was done, she was fit as a fiddle, thrilled with her new purple earrings. 
before she went to sleep on her birthday eve she reminded us at least 10 times, "don't forget, it's almost my birthday, and all i really want is surprise decorations like 'hawaiian-luau-hula-girl-beach-y' ok?" she woke up pleased. so did jude. (balloons are totally his thing.)
 mike & i both took the morning off, and after getting bagels (her chosen breakfast), going to preschool, then grabbing quesadillas at cafe rio, mike & elle had a tea party just the two of them. following their tea party, elle and i went got pedicures. since we were the only ones in there, elle got the royal treatment (so much for cutting back on gifting)- the nail lady just kept bringing her treats. (i just sat there, praying she wouldn't spend the rest of the day sick.)
the night of her birthday i had a really special dinner at work- there are pretty much 2 people on the planet for whom i would leave my daughter on her birthday, and this was one of them. after asking elle if she'd rather have mom & dad home, or have nana come over to play, she chose nana without hesitation. it's no wonder when nana brings over a birthday cake like that  ^^  !!! (thank you, nana!

i repeatedly heard, "mom, this is the best birthday ever!" which i call a good day in my book:) hooray for being 5!

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